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Cairo, Cruise to Luxor, Then the Red Sea

Introduction

See the beauty of modern and ancient Egyptian culture on this unforgettable journey to the Red Sea. Discover the Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara, the Valley of the Kings, the temples of Horus, Philae, and much, much more.

Itinerary Details 

Day 01: Arrive at Cairo Airport
Welcome to Egypt, arrive arriving at Cairo airport. My Great Egypt Tours will meet you at the airport to assist you in all formalities, A private A/C Van will transfer you to your chosen hotel in Cairo, check in, rest & refreshment. Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: None

Day 02: Full Day Giza Pyramids, Saqqara & Memphis City
In the Morning, Breakfast will be served at the hotel restaurant, Great Egypt Tours’ Egyptologist Tour Guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel to accompany you in an awe-inspiring tour to the Giza Pyramids as you will visit the Great Pyramid of Cheops, one of the Seven Wonders of the world and will remain an amazing ancient architect, also you can see the Middle Pyramid of Chechen which is one of the Pyramids that still keep intact, lies on the foot of Chephren’ Pyramid, the Great Sphinx which is one of the phenomenal architect, then Lunch will be served at a Local restaurant ( vegetarian food is available on request )then proceed to ancient City of Memphis which was the ancient Capital of Egypt, after that drive to the City of the dead Saqqara to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser and at the end of your day, our driver will transfer you to Giza station for your sleeper train to Aswan, Dinner will be served on board, overnight on the train.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 03: Aswan City Tour – Nile Cruise
Upon arrival to Aswan station, you will be met and greet by our English-speaking representative who will transfer you by private A-C van to your fabulous Nile cruise ship. Check in before 12:00 PM. At the beginning you will have your Lunch meal on board. After Lunch, you will be transferred to visit The High Dam, which has been erected by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 AD to protect Egypt from the Nile flood. After that you will enjoy sailing on the Nile by a motor boat to reach Temple of Philae, which was erected during the Graeco-Roman period and was dedicated to goddess Isis. At last you will be escorted to visit The Unfinished Obelisk, which was made out of red granite and was dedicated to god Amun Ra. After finishing your tour, you will return to your ship. At night, free at leisure on your own in Aswan (optional) sound and light show at Philae temple can be offered upon request. Get back to your ship and overnight in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Kom Ombo – Edfu – Nile Cruise
Breakfast will be served on board your ship. After that you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to visit one of the most wonderful temples in Egypt, Temple of Kom Ombo, where the two gods Sobek & Haroeris were worshipped for a while. Get back to your ship and enjoy your lunch on the sun deck, watching the unique landscape of the great river Nile. Afternoon, enjoy chariot riding to Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well preserved temples in Egypt. After finishing your tour, you will be transferred back to your ship. Afternoon, you will enjoy relaxing on board your ship. Dinner will be served on board. At night Egyptian Folkloric Show party will be operated by staff on board. Overnight in the city of Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Luxor West Bank – Nile Cruise
Morning time, arrive to Luxor, where you can discover the wonderful city by flying over the west bank by Hot Air Balloon. This excursion will be extra (optional). After breakfast, you will start your magical tour in Thebes by exploring the wet bank of Luxor including Valley of the Kings, which considers as the royal cemetery of the Theban kings and ancient rulers. Later on, you be transferred to explore Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. This temple is considered as one of the most wonderful examples of the Architecture in ancient Egypt, because it was totally carved inside the mountain. Finally, you will visit Colossi of Memnon, which is considered to be the only survive monuments from the funerary temple of the most famous king, Amenhotep III. After that you will return to your ship to enjoy your lunch meal on board. Then Afternoon tea will be served on board your ship. Dinner meal will be served on board. At night, free at leisure in Luxor or (optional) sound and light show at Karnak temples can be offered upon your request. Get back to the ship and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Check Out – Luxor East Bank
Check out after breakfast (at 08:00 AM). After that you will enjoy your tour discovering the East Bank of Luxor, including the most wonderful Karnak Temples Complex, which is considered to be the biggest complex construction in the world covering an area of a hundred. Finish your lovely tour in Temple of Luxor, built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty & completed by the well know king Ramses II. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred by private A-C van from Luxor to Hurghada; the distance to Hurghada will be for around 3 hours, arrive to Hurghada and transfer to your hotel to check in, Dinner will be served at the Hotel and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 07: Hurghada
Breakfast will be served in the morning at the hotel restaurant, have a free time at leisure beside the beach (Optional: some of water sports can be offer upon your request), Lunch & Dinner will be served at the hotel and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Hurghada
Breakfast will be served in the morning at the hotel restaurant, have a free time at leisure beside the beach (Optional: some of water sports can be offer upon your request), Lunch & Dinner will be served at the hotel and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Check out – Fly to Cairo
Check out after having Breakfast at the Hotel restaurant, meet with our representative at the lobby of the hotel to transfer you by A/C private van to Hurghada airport for you flight back to Cairo at ….. , arrive to Cairo airport and meet with our representative who will hold a sign with your name to transfer you to your hotel, check in, rest and refreshment, have a free time in Cairo on your own, or (Optional) Dinner Cruise Trip sails in the Nile for 02 hours with Belly Dance show and life D.J can be offered upon your request, Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Cairo Airport – Final Departure
Breakfast will be served at the hotel, check out and meet with our representative at the lobby of the hotel to transfer you by A/C private Van to Cairo international airport for your final departure.

Meals: Breakfast

package Includes:

  • Private a/c Transportation
  • Round Trip airport transfers with qualified drivers
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at your chosen hotel in Cairo – on B/B basis
  • 03 nights’ accommodation on 5* Cruise – on F/B basis
  • 03 nights’ accommodation at your chosen hotel in Hurghada – on SAI basis
  • All Entrance fees for sights mentioned in the Itinerary
  • An English speaking Tour Guide
  • One Bottle of Mineral Water for each person
  • Lunch Meal at a Local Restaurant
  • All taxes

Package Excludes:

  • Entry Visa into Egypt
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Sleeper Train Tickets
  • Internal Flight Tickets ( Hurghada  /Cairo )
  • Any Extra meals and beverages
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Any optional Tours
  • Tips